News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2019

Las Cruces Named in Top 11 List of Solo Female Travel Destinations

Womens Monument

Las Cruces was featured yet again for national recognition, this time in the top 11 travel destinations by the AARP Travel Center because of the city’s tributes to women in history. Mentioned was the Women Veterans Monument located in Veterans M...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Arrest Pair in Dec. 3 Armed Robbery

Anthony Gonzalez & Michael Hernandez

Police have arrested two men suspected in the Dec. 3 armed robbery of the Lohman Food Mart in Las Cruces.

Anthony Gonzalez, 22, of the 1500 block of Foster Road, and Michael Hernandez, 23, of the 500 block of south San Pedro Street, are charged with one se...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Arrest Pair in Dec. 3 Armed Robbery

Anthony Gonzalez & Michael Hernandez

Police have arrested two men suspected in the Dec. 3 armed robbery of the Lohman Food Mart in Las Cruces.

Anthony Gonzalez, 22, of the 1500 block of Foster Road, and Michael Hernandez, 23, of the 500 block of south San Pedro Street, are charged with one se...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Warn of ‘Threat to Harm’ Scam Telephone Calls

Police Badge

Police are warning residents of a scam that appears to target businesses and includes telephonic threats to pay an unspecified amount of money or face the consequences of being physically harmed.

Las Cruces police have received at least three such reports ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Police Warn of ‘Threat to Harm’ Scam Telephone Calls

Police Badge

Police are warning residents of a scam that appears to target businesses and includes telephonic threats to pay an unspecified amount of money or face the consequences of being physically harmed.

Las Cruces police have received at least three such reports ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Retired Law Enforcement Qualifications Planned

Police Badge

The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct a safety and weapons qualification course for officers who have retired from LCPD and wish to maintain their qualifications.

This training begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the East Mesa Public Safety C...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Retired Law Enforcement Qualifications Planned

Police Badge

The Las Cruces Police Department will conduct a safety and weapons qualification course for officers who have retired from LCPD and wish to maintain their qualifications.

This training begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the East Mesa Public Safety C...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Kudos to the Parks and Rec Staff

Toy Collection

To: The Parks and Rec Staff

From: Teresa Sosa, President of Cobras Soccer Events

We have no words to express our gratitude and admiration to this group of individuals who went by far, out of their way to help us make this event an extraordinary experience f...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Motorist Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Faces Charges

Police Badge

The
motorist suspected in the Oct. 25 fatal hit-and-run crash on Solano Drive hasbeen charged with a felony.

Daniel
R. Aranda, 34, of the 3300 block of Shady Grove Lane, is charged with athird-degree felony count of knowingly leaving the scene of an ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Motorist Suspected in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Faces Charges

Police Badge

The
motorist suspected in the Oct. 25 fatal hit-and-run crash on Solano Drive hasbeen charged with a felony.

Daniel
R. Aranda, 34, of the 3300 block of Shady Grove Lane, is charged with athird-degree felony count of knowingly leaving the scene of an ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 10, 2019

50 Plus Walking Program Winter 2020 (January-March Session)

Frank O'Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a program to build stamina, endurance and maintain cardiovascular health.

The 50-Plus Walking Program/0-60 is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 13 weeks! It begins with 20-minute...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Kudos to the Traffic Operations/Street Lighting Crew

Traffic Operations and Street Lighting Department

TO: The Traffic Operations/Street Lighting Crew

FROM: Mr. Tom Reavey Jr., MBA

Email received from Las Cruces Resident to Vannah Peterson, Administrative Assistant:"Keep up the great work- we have made great progress here in Las Cruces and the City's st...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Spruce Street Intermittent Lane Closures

Lane Closure (1)

Spruce Street between Campo Street and Solano Drive will have intermittent lane closures as part of the 2019-2020 Overlay Maintenance project. The work will begin on Wednesday, December, 11 and will last approximately two working days.

For the public&r...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Subway Robbery Suspects Detained within Minutes of Crime

Lorena Ariana Marin, and Angelo Rey

One
of two people suspected of robbing a Las Cruces Subway restaurant Mondayevening was identified as an employee of the store.

Lorena
Ariana Marin, 22, and Angelo Rey Espinosa, 19, are both charged with one countof robbery. The charge is a third-deg...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Subway Robbery Suspects Detained within Minutes of Crime

Lorena Ariana Marin, and Angelo Rey

One
of two people suspected of robbing a Las Cruces Subway restaurant Mondayevening was identified as an employee of the store.

Lorena
Ariana Marin, 22, and Angelo Rey Espinosa, 19, are both charged with one countof robbery. The charge is a third-deg...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Tip-A-Cop Thursday at Chili’s

Tip a cop at chilis logo

Las Cruces police, Codes Enforcement and Animal Control officers are participating in a statewide Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics Thursday evening at the local Chili’s restaurant.

The Tip-A-Cop fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Coffee and Conversation with City Councilor Gill Sorg

Image of Councilor Gill Sorg

Councilor Gill Sorg is hosting an informal coffee meeting with District 5 residents at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Starbucks coffee house on 3981 Bataan Memorial West, which is on the corner at Sonoma Ranch Boulevard.

This is an opportunity for res...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces in New Podcast!

Srijana Basnyat and Udell Vigil

Las
Crucens have a great opportunity to help steer the future of their communitythrough Elevate Las Cruces! 

By
participating, residents can help decide where Las Cruces will grow, how itwill grow and what will be included in that growth.

Sen...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Juveniles, ages 13 and 17, Suspected of Breaking into Lynn Middle School

Lynn Middle School Burglary and Vandalism picture

Two brothers – ages 13 and 17 – are suspected of breaking into Lynn Middle School on Sunday where they burglarized and vandalized the property.

Late Sunday afternoon, Las Cruces police were dispatched to Lynn Middle School after a custo...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

North Telshor Boulevard Utility Upgrades

Road Work Ahead sign

Northbound traffic on N. Telshor Boulevard (near 100 North Telshor Blvd.) will experience a lane shift as part of the on-going wire utility upgrades by Conterra Networks. The lane shift will start on Tuesday, December 10, and may last approximately 2 work...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Woman Suspected of Swiping Purse and Stealing Shopper’s Car

Melanie Perez Arrest Mug

A Las Cruces woman suspected of swiping a purse from a shopping cart and stealing the 79-year-old victim’s vehicle was arrested Thursday after crashing the car on South Main Street.

Melanie Joy Perez, 25, of the 1600 block of Casita Court, is cha...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2019

SMART Technology added to LCU Trash Trucks

SW Trucks

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/8/2019

Trash trucks on the streets of Las Cruces just got a little “smarter” – joining the ranks of many cities across the country. Las Cr...

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Utilities
Posted on: December 6, 2019

E. Amador Ave. Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure with barrels

A temporary left lane closure will take place along the E.
Amador Avenue corridor as part of a fiber optics project. The project willaffect west bound traffic between S. Esperanza Street and Main Street beginning
on December 9 and possibly lasting unt...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

E. Amador Ave. Fiber Optics Project

Lane Closure with barrels

A temporary left lane closure will take place along the E.
Amador Avenue corridor as part of a fiber optics project. The project willaffect west bound traffic between S. Esperanza Street and Main Street beginning
on December 9 and possibly lasting unt...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Kudos to Officer Curtis Yarnell

Officer Yarnell standing next to his car

To: Officer Curtis Yarnell

From: Jose Ramirez, Resident

Thank you, Officer Yarnell, for taking the time to talk to my son about what being an officer is all about. He admires all police officers. Thank you also for going above and beyond by showing him the ...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Knives to Threaten Partner

Dave Cecil Fraser Jr.

Police
arrested a man suspected of arming himself with a pair of kitchen knives andusing them to threaten his partner during a domestic dispute Thursday evening.

Dave
Cecil Fraser Jr., 40, of the 800 block of north 17th Street, ischarged with one fou...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Man Suspected of Using Knives to Threaten Partner

Dave Cecil Fraser Jr.

Police
arrested a man suspected of arming himself with a pair of kitchen knives andusing them to threaten his partner during a domestic dispute Thursday evening.

Dave
Cecil Fraser Jr., 40, of the 800 block of north 17th Street, ischarged with one fou...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Schedule Change for Channel Sizing Fitness Class

Aquatics Center

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department has announced schedulechanges to the Channel Sizing Fitness classes offered at the Las Cruces
Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Avenue. 

AfterFriday, December 6, the Friday eveni...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Schedule Change for Channel Sizing Fitness Class

Aquatics Center

The
City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department has announced schedulechanges to the Channel Sizing Fitness classes offered at the Las Cruces
Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Avenue. 

AfterFriday, December 6, the Friday eveni...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Winter Break Camp - Registration

Kids doing crafts

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is offering a 9-day Out-of-School Time camp that will continue to provide good winter fun indoors and out, with hands-on activities, crafts, and active games for all ages. The Winter Camp is for gra...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to attend any of three public open houses for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan. The plan will guide future development and redevelopment in Las Cruces.

From Wednesday, Dec. 11,...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to attend any of the three public open houses for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan. The plan will guide future development and redevelopment in Las Cruces.

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

People looking at Elevate

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to attend any of the three public open houses for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan. The plan will guide future development and redevelopment in Las Cruces.

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Free Shuttle Service Available for City’s Holiday Festivities

A map of the downtown area with the buses stops

To
help residents enjoy the City of Las Cruces’ holiday festivities withoutparking hassles, RoadRUNNER Transit will once again offer free shuttle service
to the Old Fashioned Holiday Display, at the Railroad Museum, and the ChristmasTree Lighting Ce...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Free Shuttle Service Available for City’s Holiday Festivities

RoadRUNNER Shuttle

To
help residents enjoy the City of Las Cruces’ holiday festivities withoutparking hassles, RoadRUNNER Transit will once again offer free shuttle service
to the Old Fashioned Holiday Display, at the Railroad Museum, and the ChristmasTree Lighting Ce...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Officer Charged after Accidental Discharge of Firearm

School Zone Ahead sign

The school resource officer who accidentally discharged his duty-issued firearm Tuesday inside his office at a local middle school has been issued a criminal citation.

Officer Francisco Estrada, who has been placed on administrative desk duty and remains u...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

STEAMpunk – Albert Baez at the Museum of Nature & Science

Albert Baez portrait

The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “STEAMpunk – Albert Baez,” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. The program is free to the public.

Albert Baez, who lived from 1912 until 2007, was a Mexican-Amer...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Kudos to Robert Lucero

Image of Robert Lucero

To: Robert Lucero, Bus Operator

From Alberto & Mara Ocampo, Residents

Mr. Robert is the best driver! He is gentle and assists everyone that needs help. He treats everyone with respect and kindness. He has a big heart and treats everyone equally. He is a...

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Kudos to the City
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Las Cruces Road Striping and Marking Work to Begin

Stripes on pavement

Various streets have been recently re-surfaced throughout Las Cruces and will have striping and markings painted beginning Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The striping and marking work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will take approximately two week...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Las Cruces Road Striping and Marking Work to Begin

Stripes on pavement

Various streets have been recently re-surfaced throughout Las Cruces will have striping and markings painted beginning Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The streets that will have striping and/or markings work are listed below:

  • Claude Dove Drive, from Telshor Boulev...
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News Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pavement Condition Survey is Underway

Pavement Condition Survey photo

IMS Infrastructure Management Services has been contracted by the City of Las Cruces to conduct a pavement assessment on all streets within the city.

The survey will be completed using specialized equipment. The first phase consists of establishing the loa...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

Work
has begun, and will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, to install abooster pump at Sunrise Terrace Park, 1910 Craig Ave.

A
small section on the northeast side of the park will not be accessible to thepublic from Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 throu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Artventurous, in December, at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Print of the Sun

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday and join us in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on arts and crafts experience for the whole family! Each m...

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Museum News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Artventurous, in December, at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

Print of the Sun

Come to the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday and join us in the connector between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature & Science for a hands-on arts and crafts experience for the whole family! Each m...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Avoid Being Victim of Vehicle Warm-up Theft

Grey car driving in the rain

The Las Cruces Police Department reminds drivers who warm up their vehicles to refrain from leaving them unattended as they could become vulnerable to theft.

With the cool morning temperatures, many drivers start their vehicles remotely, or with a key, and...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 3, 2019

East Mesa Public Recreational Complex GO Bond Project Discussion

Map of East Mesa Public Recreational Complex

The City of Las Cruces invites residents
to participate at the East Mesa Public Recreational Complex (EMPRC) GeneralObligation (GO) Bond Project public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Doña
Ana Community College Auditorium, 2800 Sonoma...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

East Mesa Public Recreational Complex GO Bond Project Discussion

Map of East Mesa Public Recreational Complex

The City of Las Cruces invites residents
to participate at the East Mesa Public Recreational Complex (EMPRC) GeneralObligation (GO) Bond Project public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Doña
Ana Community College Auditorium, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 3, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar Through Dec. 21, 2019

A logo for New Mexico State University athletics

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and away events of interest of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The sc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

Work
has begun, and will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, to install abooster pump at Sunrise Terrace Park, 1910 Craig Ave.

A
small section on the northeast side of the park will not be accessible to thepublic from  Tuesday, Dec. 3, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Sunrise Terrace Park Booster Pump Installation Project

Booster Water pump

Work
has begun, and will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, to install abooster pump at Sunrise Terrace Park, 1910 Craig Ave.

A
small section on the northeast side of the park will not be accessible to thepublic from  Tuesday, Dec. 3, ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: December 2, 2019

2020 Youth Cheer Program

Group of Cheerleaders

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for the upcoming 2020 Youth Cheer Program on Dec. 30, 2019 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

The program will be available to girls and boys ages 5 to 10 w...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

2020 Youth Cheer Program

Group of Cheerleaders

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer registration for the upcoming 2020 Youth Cheer Program on Dec. 30, 2019 at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

The program will be available to girls and boys ages 5 to 10 w...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Happy Microorganisms at Utilities JHWWTF; Critical Partners in Sustainability

Happy Microorganisms

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 12/1/19 

The success of any operation depends on its employees. For Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) Jacob Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility (JHWWTF), the tiniest workers neede...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 27, 2019

NMSU Sports Calendar Through Dec. 14, 2019

A logo for New Mexico State University athletics

In support of New Mexico State University, particularly its athletic teams, included is a schedule of upcoming home sporting and away events of interest of Aggies men’s and women’s teams. For ticket information call 575/646-1420.

The sc...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

ADA ramps and sidewalks
will be installed on La Fonda Drive between Missouri and E. Idaho avenuesbeginning Monday, Dec. 2. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Jan. 24,
2020. This schedule is subject to change. 

For the public&rsqu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

La Fonda ADA Improvements

Street with Orange Barrelas LaFonda

ADA ramps and sidewalks
will be installed on La Fonda Drive between Missouri and E. Idaho avenuesbeginning Monday, Dec. 2. Work is scheduled to be completed on Friday, Jan. 24,
2020. This schedule is subject to change. 

For the public’sconve...

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Public Works News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Safety Tips for Holiday Shoppers

Shopping safety photo of a woman away from her purse.

The Las Cruces Police Department encourages shoppers to follow some basic safety tips that may help keep them out of harm’s way this holiday season.

Possibly the most sensible rule doubles as the most enjoyable: take a friend as people are less v...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Mitten Donation Tree is Back at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Mitten Tree photo

The 2019 mitten tree is up for the holiday season and ready to accept donations at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. Through Dec. 22, 2019 the library will accept new or clean, gently used hats, mittens, and scarves for children and ad...

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Library News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Never a Stop in Emergency Services: AMR on Valley Drive

AMR on Valley Drive

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/22/19

When seconds count, an ambulance cannot be held up by unexpected traffic or be blocked by road reconstruction right in front of their headquarters. That’s why Ame...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 22, 2019

November Saturday Night Dance at Munson Center

Image of elderly couples dancing at the annual dance hosted by the Munson Center

The Senior Programs monthly Saturday Night
Dance will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, atMunson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St. Admission is $3. Residents can purchase
tickets at Munson Center the week of the dance, or at t...

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Museum News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Kids Studio Art Classes!

Foreground shows art collages made by kids, in the background a kids art class is in session.

Sign your kids up for studio art classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art! All classes are only $50 and include all supplies (scholarships available). Spring session one classes run from January 11 - February 15, 2020. Register at the Museum of Nature &...

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Museum News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to participate in an online survey for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan.

The comprehensive plan will set a vision to guide future development and redevelopment within our commu...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Elevate Las Cruces Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to participate in an online survey for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan.

The comprehensive plan will set a vision to guide future development and redevelopment within our commu...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Elevate Open Houses and Survey

People reviewing posters during Elevate Las Cruces open house

Las Cruces residents, property owners, and business owners are invited to attend any of the three public open houses for the Elevate Las Cruces Comprehensive Plan. The plan will guide future development and redevelopment in Las Cruces.

From Dec. 11-Dec. 13...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Starting a new business? Don’t forget Trash Management

New Business

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/17/19

Starting a business is hard enough, it shouldn’t be made harder with worries about how your new business will dispose of trash, and how much trash might...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Be the First to Know: Las Cruces Utilities Launches Fast Alerts

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW - FINAL - (ALERT MESSAGES) NOV2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has a new tool to alert customers about utilities-related outages in their neighborhood or at their place of business. Whether it’s an emergency repair or a planned outage, that me...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Be the First to Know: Las Cruces Utilities Launches Fast Alerts

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW - FINAL - (ALERT MESSAGES) NOV2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/10/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has a new tool in the toolbox to alert customers to utilities-related outages in your neighborhood or place of business. Whether it’s a...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Affordable Housing Should be Affordable: Valley Homes

AFFORDABLE HOUSING SHOULD BE AFFORDABLE - FINAL - (VALLEY HOMES) NOV2019 (1)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/8/19

Just outside his office door, Craig Bullock has been watching the finishing touches of paint go up on his new “Valley Homes” sign on Valley Drive. He&...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Red Hawk Golf Road Closure

image of street construction

Red Hawk Golf Road from the north side of Sienna Avenue to the Arroyo Road round-about will be closed to thru traffic beginning November 12. The closure is expected to last 2 months while Morrow Enterprises, Inc. completes roadway construction.

Access to t...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2019

What do you know about your Utilities services?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW - FINAL - ABOUT YOUR UTILITIES SERVICES (SURVEY) NOV2019 (003)

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 11/3/19

Among the usual active bustle of the Saturday Farmer’s Market in downtown, there was a different booth: Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) was seeking face-to-face respons...

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Utilities
Posted on: November 1, 2019

They come to you: Farm Bureau Financial Services on Valley Drive

THEY WILL COME TO YOU - FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICES ON VALLEY DRIVE OCT2019

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 11/1/19

Their foot traffic is currently gone, explained Farm Bureau Financial Services agent James Pacheco. He’s been watching the City of Las Cruces gas pipes being insta...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library

A photo of the main entrance to Branigan Memorial Library

Love movies? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

At 5 p.m. on the second Wed...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Free Monthly Movies at Branigan Library!

image of old movie records

Love movies? Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will be showing free movies to the public every month, from recent blockbusters to classic favorites, there’s always something fun to watch at Branigan Library.

On the 2nd Wednesday of each mont...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Las Cruces Utilities: Training and Hiring NOW

hiring

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/25/19 

It was a busy morning with sharply dressed job seekers at the New Mexico Workforce Connection Job Fair this past Wednesday. There were computers to print and twea...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Local Holiday Cookie Traditions: Osito's Biscochitos on Valley Drive

Biscochitos

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/25/19

Just like ingredients in a recipe, a lot of things had to come together in perfect order for the new owners of Osito’s Biscochitos to continue the Las Cruces trad...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

Bandits and Heroes logo

Join the Branigan Cultural Center Tuesday, November 12, 2019, through Tuesday, January 7, 2020, for “Bandits & Heroes, Poets and Saints,” an exhibit that explores how cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2019

Notable Customer Improvements from Las Cruces Utilities this year

annual

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/20/19

Did you know the number of water quality calls to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) has dropped significantly from 3-years ago? Did you know our community diverted 3,241...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 18, 2019

How to Harvest the Rain

Harvest in the Rain

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/18/19

With all the recent rainfall, you might be fascinated to know you can capture the water falling in sheets to use later as irrigation water for your lawn and garden. What co...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 18, 2019

The American Dream is Alive with Neto Boys Car Wash

Neto Boys

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin 10/18/19

Ernesto Rosas remembers going to the car wash with his father when he was just 9. Now, after chasing the dream of his own full-service car wash, he’s also set up ...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Community Snapshot: LCU Shows Solid Waste Process at Southern New Mexico State Fair

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Community Snapshot

Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/15/19

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) took the Green Grappler to show students at the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo, and explained what it takes to manage solid waste in Las Cruces. It include...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2020

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Pursuant to Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC), the minimum wage in the city limits of Las Cruces will increase from $10.10 per hour to $10.25 per hour on January 1, 2020, which is a 1.5% increase from the 2019 hourly wage. Under the LCMC, the 2020 hourly w...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Studio Art Classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art

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The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., announces that registration is open for Fall 2019 Studio Programs Art Classes. Spaces are still open for Session 2, which will be from Oct. 30, 2019, to Dec. 21, 2019.

The Studio Programs Art Classes exist to ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Find your Future with Las Cruces Utilties at Upcoming Job Fair

Women in the Gas industry

By Cassie McClure and Suzanne Michaels

 Published in the Las Cruces Sun-News 10/13/19

If it’s time for you to start your career or make a career change, and if you want to invest in your future, consider visiting the Las Cruces Utilities ...

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Utilities
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Intermittent Lane Closures

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  • East Mesa Avenue (between Porter Dr. and east end)
  • Blue Mountain Drive (between Norte Vista Dr. and Star View Dr.)
  • Coyote Flats Street (between Village Dr. and Peachtree Hills Rd.)
  • Moon View Drive (between Porter Dr. and Peachtree Hills Dr.)
  • High Desert Drive...
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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Engaging Las Cruces Podcast

Podcast Newsflash

Robert talks about the many other programs the City offers for youth including Teen Connections, After School and many more.

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

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Desert Triangle: Print Carpeta

November 1 - January 4, 2020

Museum of Art

491 N. Main St.

541.2137

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features serigraphs, relief prints, and lithographs by artists based primarily from El Paso, Albuquerque, and Tucson. In addition, ...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

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Greetings from Las Cruces: Postcard Views of the Mesilla Valley

Exhibition by Leslie Coburn Hudson

October 4 – January 25

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

This exhibition highlights the remarkable record of Las Cruces and the surrou...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

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Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Street Historic District

July 5 - October 19, 2019 

Learn about the history of the oldest neighborhood in Las Cruces. Enjoy community photographs and stories from the Mesquite Historic District, and share your o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

River Stories

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River Stories

Exhibit by Zeke Pena

August 2 – September 21, 2019

Explore narratives of oral history, folklore, and popular culture unique to indigenous and Latinx communities living along the Rio Grande.

Branigan Cultural Center 501 N. Main St. 541....

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

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Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism

September 21 – October 26, 2019

Branigan Cultural Center

501 N. Main St. 541.2154

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: August 8, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride Fare Reduced

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Customers of RoadRUNNER Transit Dial-a-Ride service will receive a break in fare rates following the approval of Mayor Ken Miyagishima’s resolution by City Council at the Monday, August 5 City Council Meeting. The Dial-A-Ride fee will be temporarily reduc...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a Commitment to Residents

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The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Master Plan is a commitment to residents and visitors that the City is dedicated to the health and welfare of the community through investment in parks and recreation facilities. The Parks & Recreation Mas...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Get Notified of City News and Stay Informed!

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The City of Las Cruces would like to inform you that you can now sign-up for all kinds of City news! Simply click on the link to the Notify Me sign-up page. You'll have numerous options to select, from Community Alerts, the City Manager Report, Parks and ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Animal of the Month: Big Bend Slider

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Animal of the Month July 2019: Big Bend Slider (Trachemys gaigeae) 

Also known as the Mexican Plateau Slider, this species of turtle is endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This species of turtle is only found in the Rio ...

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Museum News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Lower Rates and Longer Hours

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RoadRUNNER Transit will be more affordable than ever beginning Saturday, June 1 when the new lower rate for adult and reduced rate day passes goes into effect. Transit users can take same day, unlimited rides anywhere in the city by purchasing a Day Pass ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Noise Ordinance Input Meeting

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The City is asking for public input on changes proposed to the City of Las Cruces Ordinance 1988 that regulates noise throughout the City of Las Cruces. Ordinance 1988, “Noise,” is included in Chapter 19, Offenses and Miscellaneous Pro...

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City Manager Report
Posted on: May 21, 2019

RoadRUNNER Transit Amends Transit Tariff

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Customers
of RoadRUNNER Transit will pay less for day passes as one of the benefits thatcome with the approval of the amendment to the RoadRUNNER transit tariff, which
was approved by City Council at the Monday, May 20 City Council meeting. Withthe ...

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RoadRUNNER Transit
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Asylum Seekers FAQ

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Is Las Cruces a sanctuary city? No. City Council has never designated Las Cruces a sanctuary city. To do so must be through a resolution in a vote of the City Council at a public meeting.

Did City Council ask that asylum seekers be brought to Las ...

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Hot Topics
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Personal to Political

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There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press presents fourteen artists who capture the personal narratives an...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 3, 2019

The Front Porch

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Storm Sermay's photographs provide a survey of local front porches, offering a unique glimpse into life and culture in Las Cruces.

May 3, 2019 - July 20, 2019 at Branigan Cultural Center

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: May 1, 2019

From the Ground up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition

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Museum of Art

August 2, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Ceramic artists living and working throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the United States exhibit utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. From the Ground Up is a biennial exhibition brought to you by the Museum o...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: April 6, 2019

Amending America

Amending America exhibit

Have you ever wondered how the Bill of Rights was created - and how it has been changed? This exhibit illustrates how America came to have the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records A...

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Museum Exhibits
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Building/Business Licenses

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As of December 2018, the City of Las Cruces Community Development Department completed the implementation of online building permits & business registrations.

We are here to help you! If you have questions about the transition or need assistance, pleas...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Capital Improvement Projects

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Las Cruces now has a new way to find out about the City’s capital improvement projects (CIP). These are projects that impact the quality of life in the community and focus on streets, parks, city buildings or facilities, water quality, energy, a...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2019

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On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Las Cruces became $10.10 per hour and $4.04 for tipped workers. Every employer shall post in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job, or the site where any employee works, a notice published by the City to infor...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Money Ranks Las Cruces the No. 3 Best Place to Go in U.S. in 2019!

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Just in time for spring break and summer vacations, MONEY ranks Las Cruces third in the United States as a place to visit in 2019.

Our community’s overall efforts to market Las Cruces as a travel destination are paying off. City government, our partners in...

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Community and Economic Development